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PARRAMASALA 2013 PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
Parramasala Festival today
announced a dynamic four-day program featuring a multicultural Opening
Parade, a wide menu of contemporary music, comedy, acrobatic performances,
delicious cuisine, hawker market stalls and free outdoor entertainment.
The festival, now in its
fourth year, will transform the city of Parramatta from
4-7 October. The program features well-known international and
Australian artists, as well as many artists from Western Sydney – all
inspired by the cultural influences and artistic traditions of Asia.
Premier Barry O’Farrell
said: “The NSW Government is proud to support the fourth annual Parramasala
Festival in 2013.
“Parramatta is home to the
largest population of South Asian communities in Australia, and the centre
of an extraordinary diversity of cultures across Western Sydney, making it
the perfect location for the Festival” Mr O’Farrell said.
Festival Director, David
Malacari said Parramasala is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity and
cultural riches of Parramatta and Western Sydney, “over four days and nights
audiences can enjoy performances from international acts, free film
screenings and outstanding entertainment all in the centre of Parramatta.”
The Parramasala 2013 line-up
will kick off with a spectacular multicultural procession of people, floats
and animals in a colourful, noisy parade. Individuals and groups from all
over the world including Lebanese Drummers, a Uruguayan Candombe, the
Bollywood Dance Group and a Dragon and Lion Dance will showcase the diverse
talents of Western Sydney in a giant community street party.
For the full program and to
purchase tickets visit
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